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Oracle 11g XE: sqlplus - tnsnames - server and client

slsam01 Newbie
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Hello,

 

I installed Oracle 11g XE on Windows 7 Home Premium.

After installation, I see the server installed and I can use sqlplus to connect to the database. I also see tnsnames.ora. Both of the sqlplus and tnsnames.ora are part of the server.

 

Some questions:

1. Does Oracle 11g XE has a corresponding client software?

2. Oracle client also has sqlplus and tnsnames.ora. What are the difference in the sqlplus and tnsnames.ora between server and client?

 

Many thanks!

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